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Published: 11/2013

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Domperidone Tablets 5mg "Nichiiko"
 Active ingredient:
Domperidone
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter 6.1mm, thickness 3.2mm
 Print on wrapping:
ドンペリドン錠5mg「日医工」,ドンペリドン錠,5mg,n122,Domperidone 5mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses activity of dopamine in the stomach and duodenum to improve gastrointestinal motility and acts on CTZ (chemoreceptor trigger zone) involved in causing nausea to suppress symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, etc.
It is usually used to treat gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, bloating and abdominal pain, etc.) caused by chronic gastritis or gastroptosis for adults, cyclic vomiting syndrome or upper respiratory tract infection for children and drug administration.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have gastrointestinal bleeding, mechanical ileus, gastrointestinal perforation or prolactin-secreting pituitary tumor (prolactinoma).
  • If you are pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • Adults: In general, take 2 tablets (10mg of active ingredient) at a time 3 times a day before meals. If you take levodopa agent, take 1 to 2 tablets (5 to 10mg) at a time 3 times a day before meals. The dosage may be adjusted according to disease, age and symptoms of the patient.
    Children: In general, take 1 to 2mg/kg of the active ingredient a day, in 3 divided doses before meals. The dosage may be adjusted according to disease, age, weight and symptoms of the patient. DO NOT exceed the daily maximum dosage, 6 tablets (30mg). For patients 6 years old or over, do not exceed the daily maximum dosage, 1mg/kg.
    This preparation contains 5mg of the active ingredient in a tablet. Strictly follow the instructions in any case.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause sleepiness, dizziness/lightheadedness. Be aware of operating in potentially hazardous activities such as driving a car.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include diarrhea, sleepiness, rash and gynecomastia. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • rash, redness, respiratory distress [shock, anaphylactoid reaction]
  • muscular stiffness, tremoring limbs, stiffness [extrapyramidal symptom]
  • decreased consciousness, sudden onset of muscular contraction [impaired consciousness, convulsion]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.